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Aid to agriculture

Despite continuing food crises in the developing world, agricultural development assistance from major governments and international institutions has declined since the early 1980s. Aid to Agriculture: Reversing the Decline, an IFPRI Food Policy…

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The political economy of food and nutrition policies

Per Pinstrup-Andersen brings together a group of distinguished authorities to improve the understanding of how nutrition policies are formulated within larger political and economic contexts and how public-sector agencies behave with regard to food…

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Institutional finance for agricultural development

In reviewing the literature for Institutional Finance for Agricultural Development: An Analytical Survey of Critical Issues, Bhupat M. Desai and John W. Mellor look at how rural financial institutions (RFIs) are organized, how they can improve their…

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The Green Revolution reconsidered

Agricultural growth is essential for fostering economic development and feeding growing populations in most developing countries. As land and water become increasingly scarce, this growth will depend more and more on yield-increasing technological…

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A policy agenda for famine prevention in Africa

Read full report Research at IFPRI conducted during the past four years using household surveys in two of the most famine-prone countries of today--Sudan and Ethiopia--concludes that learning from famine prevention and mitigation efforts in Africa is…

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